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There was not just one Ligue 1 club vying to sign the Dutch winger from Manchester United, the winning bidders’ chairman has revealed

Paris Saint-Germain outbid Lyon for Memphis Depay before his move from Manchester United was completed, according to Jean-Michel Aulas.

The Dutch winger sealed a £15 million move to Lyon on Friday, with the fee paid for his signature potentially rising to £21.7m after add-ons.

Memphis not holding Man Utd grudge

Memphis was also, however, the subject of interest elsewhere in Ligue 1, with Lyon chairman Aulas claiming PSG made a late bid in excess of the price his club paid.

Memphis Depay Lyon

Aulas also claimed that Nice, who handed Mario Balotelli a chance to revive his career and are currently top of the French league, were interested but could not afford the 22-year-old.

“They will tell you… we were outbid by Paris, [PSG director of football Patrick] Kluivert,” Aulas said.

“There were several clubs [interested in Memphis]; foreign clubs, Nice – who couldn’t offer the same money – and Paris.”

Memphis joined United from PSV in 2015 but struggled to reproduce the form which saw him become one of the most sought-after young players in Europe in the Premier League.

He had netted 22 goals in the Eredivisie in his final season in the Netherlands but managed just two league goals in his 18 months in Manchester.

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Memphis showed flashes of his potential in the Europa League, netting five times in 11 games last season, but found opportunities hard to come by under Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach has suggested that the Red Devils could exercise a buy-back clause in the deal taking him to Lyon, however, if he is rediscovers his best form in France.

Memphis not holding Manchester United grudge

The Netherlands international is determined to prove himself again after a disappointing 18-month spell at Old Trafford

Memphis Depay does not have any negative feelings about Manchester United having swapped Old Trafford for Lyon.

The Netherlands international joined United from PSV in 2015, but failed to live up to the high expectations and has largely played a bit-part role over the past 18 months.

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He was consequently allowed to leave the club for a fee that could rise to €25million, and Depay is keen to get his career back on track at the Ligue 1 giants.

“I am not looking for revenge on Manchester United or anything,” the 22-year-old said at a news conference. “I just want to show what I am capable of again, just like I have done in the past.

“I played with some great players at United, like Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. I learned a lot from them and took all of that on board. I learned that it was necessary to adapt to a new team, a new style of play and a new league. I now have to prove myself again.

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— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) January 20, 2017

“The project at OL was more complete than what other clubs could offer. I felt that coming here was the right move. I follow all the leagues and I know OL are a big club that has won a lot of titles.

“I know that Sunday’s game against Marseille is crucial. I hope to feature in some way, even if I need a bit of match rhythm. I want to score goals, enjoy myself and play in this magnificent stadium.”

'He hasn't told me anything!' – Mourinho doubts Young to Chinese Super League reports

The Manchester United manager insists he has only heard about reported interest in the winger from Asia through the media

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not believe speculation that Ashley Young is in line for a move to the Chinese Super League.

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Reports suggest CSL side Shandong Luneng are keen to sign the 31-year-old, whose last Premier League start came in a 3-1 win over Swansea City on November 6, and are prepared to offer him a £16million annual salary.

But Mourinho has only heard of the prospect through the media and has not been informed of the interest by Young, which makes him confident the claims are untrue.

The Portuguese, though, reiterated he will not stand in the way of any player who is not a first-team regular and wants to leave, providing an appropriate offer is received.

“I don’t know because the first time I heard about it was when I was informed it was in the media,” Mourinho said ahead of Saturday’s match at Stoke City.

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“So I don’t give credit to that unless Ashley Young comes to tell me about it – which he didn’t.

“I was not even thinking about Morgan [Schneiderlin] and Memphis [Depay] going. 

“We allowed them to because the right offer arrived. In the end Everton and Lyon fought for the players, and with players who are not totally happy here because they don’t have the minutes they deserve it. It is not human to stop them going. 

“Only a bad offer or no offer would stop that, but when the offer is correct we evaluate that. If one of the other players is not happy, again, I won’t stop them going.”

Mou: Man Utd open to Memphis return

But United remain unlikely to add to their squad in January, with Mourinho saying: “In some positions we are going to have problems because we do not have so many options.

“We can have a lot of matches in the cup competitions and an accumulation in April and May.

“But I always think the best time is the summer market. I always consider the January market as an emergency one where you can try to resolve some problems, try to give a little boost to the team for the rest of the season but it is not an easy market. I have to admit that.

“We are in a very good situation with injuries. Hopefully until the end of the season we will not have many problems, we survive and can fight for the competitions we are in.”

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United’s nine-match winning streak was brought to an end by a 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool last weekend, but they remain unbeaten in 16 games across all competitions as they prepare to face Stoke.

“We are not going to play any match to try to be unbeaten for one more match, or to try to reach 18 or 20, not at all,” said Mourinho.

“We want to win matches, we try to win matches, we risk to win matches. If we lose, we lose, and we lose the unbeaten run. 

“We are not going to Stoke to defend our unbeaten run – but it’s a very nice run, I have to admit.”

Mourinho: Valencia is the best right-back in the world

The Manchester United boss has praised the Ecuadorian and does not think there is a better player in his position in football at the moment

Jose Mourinho believes that Manchester United right-back Antonio Valencia is the best in his position in world football.

The Ecuadorian has emerged as one of the first names on the team-sheet under Mourinho at Old Trafford, despite having only been converted into a full-back in 2015.

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Valencia recently signed a new deal at Old Trafford to take him through to 2018 and his manager does not think there is a better right-sided defender in the game.

When asked if Valencia’s form was the reason for his new deal, Mourinho told MUTV: “I don’t think it is a reward, I don’t see it in this perspective. I just think he is the best right-back you can have.

“There is no better right-back in football. It is just for us to keep the best. I don’t think it is a reward. It is a privilege for us to have such a good player and such a good man.”

The United manager also reiterated that he wanted to sign Valencia for Real Madrid and that he thinks that he is currently playing the best football of his career.

Mourinho added: “He was not playing at right-back [at the time Mourinho wanted him at Madrid]. Yes, I wanted him to play at right-back.

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“But Manchester United was intelligent and strong, and immediately stopped any feeling about any possibility.

“Antonio is playing better than ever, I think. This season he is playing magnificently.”

Valencia has made 23 starts in all competitions for United in the 2016-17 campaign, with the 31-year-old set to feature as Mourinho’s men face Stoke City on Saturday.

'It's important for Man Utd to keep control of Memphis' – Mourinho open to Depay return

The Portuguese confirmed United hold a buy-back clause for the departing winger and will consider using it in the future

Memphis Depay could return to Manchester United if he succeeds at Lyon, manager Jose Mourinho says.

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Mourinho confirmed United have a buy-back clause in the deal that has seen the Netherlands winger head to Ligue 1, which could reportedly reach €25million.

Depay had not started a Premier League game this season, playing just 20 minutes in four brief substitute appearances.

But Mourinho was always impressed with his attitude and is willing to bring the 22-year-old back to United if he develops, praising predecessor Louis van Gaal for originally signing him in 2015.

“Of course, because potentially he is a very good player,” Mourinho said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Stoke City having been asked about United holding a buy-back clause.

“I think when Mr Van Gaal decided to buy him he did well. He knew him very well from the national team, he was very young and in the World Cup he had flashes of top quality. 

Memphis Depay Manchester United 2016

“He was playing well in Holland. We know that the Dutch league is not the same but he was showing very good things so I think Mr Van Gaal and Manchester United did well to buy him. 

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“He didn’t succeed in his 18 months but he is very young so I think it is important for the club to keep control of his talent. 

“We all hope he plays very well at Lyon and why not to come back because everyone likes him.”

Présentation de @Memphis à 14h45 au Groupama OL Training Center, en compagnie de Jean-Michel Aulas et Bruno Genesio.
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— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) January 20, 2017

Mourinho felt Depay had fallen victim to a numbers game at United, with a plethora of high-profile wingers battling for two places in the team.

He added: “It’s difficult for me to answer why it didn’t work. From my perspective it is easier for me, and he deserves me to say that he was a fantastic professional. 

“If somebody thinks it didn’t work because he was not a great professional that’s totally wrong. One thing is some picture somebody takes of him in an amazing car or dressing in a very specific way, but the image is totally wrong. 

“He is a kid that respected everyone, worked hard to try to have more chances and was frustrated because he was not having that. I only have good things to say about him. 

“If I can find a little reason it is to say that he is in the only position where we have overbooking. We have a lot of wingers and it is more difficult to have chances there. 

“It is one position where we have about six possibilities. Even Wayne Rooney played a few times from the left. It is a position where we have difficulties even when we do rotation.

“There were seven guys for two positions even when we try to make changes. We had too many players there.”